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English Castles

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Castles were introduced into England by the Normans in the 11th century, and more than 1,500 were built throughout England and Wales during the following 400 years. From the first wooden tower perched on a sturdy mound of earth, constructed in a few short weeks, the castle developed into the powerful and sophisticated structure of stone we recognise today and which took de ...more
Published April 1995 by Jarrold Publishing
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An excellent, informative insight into the subject with plenty of good illustrations.

William the Conqueror built his first castle at Pevensey and it was his second one that is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry (something I did not realise!). Then in the 35 years following the Norman Conquest a surprising 200 were built around the country. But the golden age of castle building was apparently towards the end of the 13th century in the reign of Edward I when 14 new castles were built in Wales to cons
This is a little book that I bought at the British Museum in London. It presents a quick little history of the English castle, including lots of colour photos and drawings. A nice introduction to the subject.
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